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Founders' Hall

6 Prince Street | Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4P5, Canada
902-368-1864
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia... more » Owner description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia presentations. « less
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Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The small museum was worth a visit - really enjoyed it and found Canada's pre-Confederation history very interesting.

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Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Founders' Hall is a quick walk-through experience where you learn about the founding of Canada and the addition of its provinces and territories. While it's well laid out and pitches at a good level of information, the attraction itself does seem a little cheesy and there's nothing truly historic remaining at the site itself. Kids will like it but I'm... More

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The information was presented in a fun and interesting way. It's a spoof TV newscast from the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. My issue was more with the technology. There is no reason why I should be hearing static in the headphones in between stations or have to wonder if I'm at the right spot or facing the right direction for the... More

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halifax
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited with my girlfriend..her 1 st my second time. Took my Grand-children some yrs ago. Highly recommend

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Toronto, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staff were very friendly and our stop here for 45 mns was very much worth it. We learnt so much about our History and about the 33 people involved in the first confederation meeting at Charlottetown. Found it fascinating!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

A very fun and informative attraction! Going through confederation as a time travel tunnel is a ver great way to engage children and adults in a major piece of history? Reasonably priced and a must see!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Cruise ship passengers and others new to town might want to make Founders Hall their first stop. Just a short distance from the dock, it has lots of free information about attractions in the city and the province and is the starting point for some tours. There is also a cafe and rest rooms are available.

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Ponce Inlet, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our cruise arrived and we had not planned any shore activities. We went to the Founders Hall and found Kaylie to be both very helpful and very patient. She recommended several activities she thought we would enjoy and explained them to us. We decided on a horse drawn carriage tour and we were not disappointed. We did not take in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I would recommend the Founders Hall for families with kids. As adults interested in Confederation, we were impressed by the sets that were used to portray the information, however the videos used throughout the hall were set up as TV broadcasts (i.e. breaking news bulletins). They were generally thin on details and we often stood there after a video segment... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We walked in not having planned out our trip to Charlottetown very well. They had tons of pamphlets and were able to talk about several of the local events that weekend, which was helpful. We also took the self-guided tour (with a recorded 'guide') and learned a lot from it. The headsets had a bit of a 'wow factor' since... More

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